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Friday the 13th CAN be fun and amusing – as proof we offer this collection of clips

in Movies, Movies & TV, Music, What If

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Everyone knows that Friday the 13th is all about superstitions and unfortunate events.  As we engage in today’s triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13) and recall that the historical origins of this fear are assumed to center on the Last Supper (13 present) and the unfortunate end to the Templar Knights on that fateful Friday.  A more likely suspect is the early 20th Century novel “Friday, the Thirteenth” by Thomas W. Lawson, or perhaps even a much more modern iconic film series lends to the fear of this 13th day of the month whenever it falls upon a Friday?  Jason Voorhees, the hockey mask wearing, machete swinging supernatural monster of eleven movies (and a reboot).  Jason has a “kill record” of 146 victims (an average of almost 13 per film), way ahead of Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger.

Today ITM would like to look at the lighter side of Jason Voorhees and Friday the 13th – with the help of several videos.  First up, a look at a day in the life of Jason Voorhees after the films (as imagined by the creative minds at Robot Chicken):

Next, take a peek at this collage of clips from the cartoon series Family Guy, featuring various appearances by the horror icon.

Arsenio Hall was the host of a syndicated talk show (The Arsenio Hall Show) from 1989 to 1994.  To promote the eighth installment of the Friday the 13 films, Jason Voorhees (played by the amazing Kane Hodder) made an appearance on the show.  As we know, Jason is NOT a man of many (or, really, any) words, so the interview was a challenge for Arsenio.

Finally, this frightening find:  Apparently there is a musical version of Friday the 13th.  Conceived at Connecticut College in 2012, this hour and thirteen musical comedic send up of the franchise starts with scenes from Jason Lives: Friday the 13th part 6 and incorporates elements of several of the other movies in the series.  Friday the 13th the Musical: Book, Music and Lyics by Andrew Marko, Directed by Alex Marx and Grant Jacoby (Jacoby also choreographed the production), the entire read through can be found on Friday the 13th-The Franchise website.  We’ll leave you with the final scene (Act 2, Part 2) for your viewing, um, enjoyment.  However we would be remiss if we didn’t warn our readers that this clip contains adult language AND has Jason Voorhees singing the answer to a very important question (one we are asking ourselves now): why?

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Image: Friday the 13th: the Musical Facebook page

Source: (Friday the 13th history) wikapedia

2 Comments

  1. Terry B.

    Nice article, but can you do more armchair research please it’s Voorhees not vorhees.

  2. Terry B.

    Damn auto correct
    Should read it’s Voorhees not Vorhees.

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